The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 35 32
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 7 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.96% 0.63% 1.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.96% 5.88% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Median daily rate £385 £313 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.20% -21.87%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +10.00% -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £30.00 £50.78 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.92% +29.37%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +12.85% -2.77%  

SC Cleared is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 54 34 51
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 15.08% 10.69% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 16 38
Median daily rate £429 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £326 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 3
Median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -5.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Bedfordshire

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SC Cleared in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Bedfordshire

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Bedfordshire

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Bedfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Bedfordshire

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Henlow - 3 £375 -
Luton -6 1 - -
Bedford - 1 £574 -
SC Cleared
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 10 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) LAN
2 4 (40.00%) WAN
2 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (30.00%) Project Management
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (20.00%) JSP 440
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL
4 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (20.00%) Process Management
4 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) Firewall
5 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
5 1 (10.00%) Finance
5 1 (10.00%) Aerospace
5 1 (10.00%) C#
5 1 (10.00%) C++
5 1 (10.00%) Java
5 1 (10.00%) Windows
5 1 (10.00%) UML
5 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco
5 1 (10.00%) CCIE
5 1 (10.00%) CCNP
5 1 (10.00%) Citrix
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) AutoCAD
1 1 (10.00%) CATIA
1 1 (10.00%) Simulink
1 1 (10.00%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) LAN
1 4 (40.00%) WAN
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) TACACS
2 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (10.00%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Coordinator
1 3 (30.00%) Project Coordinator
2 1 (10.00%) Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Contracts Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Field Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Installations Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) IT Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Network Security Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Principal Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Principal Systems Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Security Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) CCTV
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (10.00%) Driving Licence
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Project Management
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (20.00%) Process Management
2 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Contract Management
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) PLM
3 1 (10.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (10.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C#
1 1 (10.00%) C++
1 1 (10.00%) Java
1 1 (10.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) CCIE
2 1 (10.00%) CCNP
2 1 (10.00%) CCSA
2 1 (10.00%) CCSE
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (10.00%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) JSP 440
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat
1 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco
1 1 (10.00%) Citrix
1 1 (10.00%) F5
1 1 (10.00%) Juniper
1 1 (10.00%) Nokia